Charline Cogels

Charline is part of the Corporate and M&A team of Aramis.

In particular, she advises both national and international clients on cross-border or national mergers and acquisitions, corporate (re)structurings and various corporate law related questions.

Associate

Education

Before joining Aramis in 2023, Charline has practiced for over 5 years at the Belgian law firm Liedekerke.

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Etienne Amblard

Etienne Amblard is the partner in charge of business public law practice at Aramis. His scope of expertise covers public procurement contracts and PPPs and more generally all public law (public sector, public works and property, financial public law, etc.) and rail regulatory. He also has a strong experience in litigation (public contracts, legality of administrative decision, responsibility of public persons). He supports companies or public operators especialy in transport, energy defense, telecom and business events areas. Before joining Aramis in 2016, he previously worked for more than 10 years at Gide, where he was designated as counsel as of 2014. His professional experience  encompasses a six-month secondment within the project finance legal department  of the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations in 2009.

He also has  specific kills in the field of public law applicable in French Polynesia and in international context.

Aramis public law practise is recommended by Decideurs and legal 500.

Aramis is recommended for “its professionnalism, its availabiliy, its efficiency” and “its ability to bring solutions which always respond to its clients expectations and needs” (Legal 500 Paris, 2018).

Headed by the ‘very knowledgeable’ Etienne Amblard, Aramis’ two-lawyer team has strong public law contract expertise. Representing public and private sector clients, the practice is advising on major projects in the transport and telecoms sectors. It is notably assisting Tunnel Euralpin Lyon-Turin with the eponymous railway tunnel projects, as well as French Polynesia’s Post and Telecoms Office (OPT) with the awarding of the Manatua project, consisting in the setting up of an international high-capacity submarine cable system in the Pacific. Litigation is also a strong feature of the practice, which is handling several disputes. SNCF Mobilités, the City of Paris and Egis Airport Operation are clients.” (Legal 500 EMEA, 2019).

Etienne Amblard is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA).

Etienne Amblard has been named one of France’s Best Lawyers 2024 in the Administrative Law and Public Law categories.

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Aubry Le Bouar

Aubry Le Bouar joined the Corporate/M&A team of Aramis in 2023 after having completed his final internship in the firm.

Aubry is involved in the M&A deals conducted by the firm and corporate law issues.

Aubry holds a Master 2 in Business Law from the Université Paris-Est Créteil. Before joining Aramis, Aubry completed internships in business law firms and in the legal department of Stellantis.

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Bertrand Baheu-Derras

Bertrand Baheu-Derras is a counsel in the Corporate/M&A team of Aramis. He graduated from the Universities of Rennes and Clermont-Ferrand as well as the Washington College of Law (American University). He previously worked for the firms Hogan Lovells and Reed Smith.

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Anaël Boyer

Anaël joined the IT/IP team of Aramis in 2022, after completing her final internship. She works in both advisory and litigation matters, in particular on IT and commercial contracts, data protection, e-commerce and regulated activities.

Before joining Aramis, Anaël worked with law firms and with the French data protection authority (Commission Nationale Informatique et Libertés). She is a graduate of the University of Poitiers (Master 2 in digital law and Magistère in new technologies law).

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Sarah Braïk

Sarah Braïk joined the Aramis Restructuring & Insolvency team in 2020, after completing her final internship. Her area of practice covers in out of court and/or judicial treatment of distressed companies.

She graduated from the University of Montpellier in corporate law and taxation. Prior joining Aramis, she completed internships with various business law firms and with an office of judicial administrators.

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Marion Carrega

Marion Carrega is a Counsel in the Litigation & Arbitration team of Aramis. She represents clients in litigation and arbitration proceedings and focuses her practice on domestic and cross border commercial disputes relating to the performance or termination of contracts, disputes involving unfair competition and corporate law litigation (post-M&A disputes, shareholder disputes, directors’ liability). She also developed a specific interest and competence in alternative dispute resolution methods (negotiation, mediation, participatory proceedings).

Before joining ARAMIS, Marion Carrega was an associate in the Litigation & Arbitration Department and in the Distribution & Competition Department of the law firm Bersay & Associés. During this period, she was also seconded to the Dispute Resolution Department of the ALSTOM Group for several months. She has previously been an in-house counsel in the legal department of the TOTAL Group for one year.

Marion Carrega is a member of the AIJA and of ArbitralWomen Association.

Counsel

Education

2012 Prestation de serment (January 2012)

2011 Paris Bar School (Ecole de formation du barreau de Paris (EFB))

2010 ESSEC Business School, Master in International Business Law and Management

2008 PARIS II University (Panthéon-Assas), Master 2 degree in European Business Law

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Alexis Chahid-Nouraï

Alexis Chahid-Nouraï is one of the four partners leading the Corporate/M&A practice of Aramis. His activities range from mergers and acquisitions deals, including by way of tender offers, to equity capital markets transactions (IPOs, equity or equity-linked securities issuances). He is also an expert of French company law or securities law questions. Prior to joining Aramis in 2010, he practiced with the Paris office of Clifford Chance as an associate between 1999 and 2004 then with the French boutique Brandford-Griffith & Associés, as an associate from 2004 to 2007 and as a partner from 2008.

Partner

Education

Paris II Panthéon-Assas University, DESS in intellectual property (1996) and master of laws, company and tax laws (1995)
Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University, lessons of DESS in company and tax laws (1997)

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Nelson Da Riba

Nelson Da Riba is the partner responsible for the tax law practice of the firm. His practice focuses on the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, real estate transactions, and management packages. He also assists companies and individuals in their relationships with the French tax authorities within the context of tax rulings as well as tax audits or tax litigation.

Prior to joining Aramis in 2020, Nelson began his carreer at Gide Loyrette Nouel and then joined BDGS Associés where he became partner in 2019.

Nelson is a member of the IACF (Institut des Avocats Conseils Fiscaux).

Partner

Education

Post-graduate degree – DJCE in Business and Tax law, Cergy-Pontoise University (2006)

Specialisation in Tax law, Montpellier University (2006)

Practice areas

Tax law

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Aymeric de Mol

Aymeric de Mol is a partner in the Corporate/M&A team of Aramis. He mainly advises on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and stock exchange law. Aymeric assists his clients, French and foreign companies and investment funds, in external growth, restructuring and investment transactions. He has a strong expertise in international transactions.

Aymeric has developed a specific knowledge of the mobility, commodities, media and new technologies sectors.

He began his career in 2011 and previously worked at Linklaters, Cleary Gottlieb and De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés.

Partner

Education

Aymeric de Mol holds an LL.M. in Business Law from the University College of London, a Master’s degree in Business Law (Belgica Program) and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Université Catholique de Louvain.

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Cédric de Pouzilhac

Cedric de Pouzilhac is heading the arbitration practice and is one of the partners in charge of the litigation practice at ARAMIS. His areas of practice cover business law disputes, in matters relating to contracts and liability, construction and industrial risk (product liability, expert proceedings, insurance), corporate law (shareholders’ disputes, post-acquisition disputes, contractual gurantees and first demand bank guarantees) as well as compliance/anti-corruption . He has developped strong expertise in Energy and Transport as well as international inheritance disputes involving trusts or foundations.

Before joining ARAMIS, Cédric was a partner at Bersay & Associés (2008). Previously, he practiced at the litigation/arbitration department of Lovells (Paris, now Hogan Lovells), and at Larroumet Pouzilhac. He is a member of the Paris Bar, the IBA and ICC France.

Cédric de Pouzilhac has been named one of France’s Best Lawyers 2024 in the Corporate Law, International Arbitration and Litigation categories.

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Annabelle Divoy

Annabelle is senior associate specializing in Intellectual Property, with a focus on patent litigation.

She acts for clients on a range of complex domestic and cross-border litigation in various sectors (consumer goods, cosmetics, agriculture, energy, pharmaceutical industry, medical devices, chemistry) and has a strong experience in FRAND disputes in the field of mobile telecommunications. Annabelle is also experienced in both advisory and litigation matters involving trademarks, copyright and design rights.

Before joining the team in 2023, Annabelle worked six years at HRM, a Tier 1 European law boutique specialized in industrial property litigation.

Professional affiliations: AIPPI, APRAM, APEB and AAPI.

Languages: French, English.

Annabelle Divoy has been named one of the Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch 2024 in France in the Intellectual Property Law and Litigation categories.

Associate

Education

She graduated from New York University School of Law (LL.M. in Competition, Innovation & Information Law, 2016) and Université Panthéon-Assas (Master of Laws in Literary, Artistic and Industrial Property, 2014) and is a member of the Paris and New York Bars.

Practice areas

Intellectual Property

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Pierre Galmiche

Pierre GALMICHE is a Partner within the antitrust and economic law department. Pierre graduated from the Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University (M2 International Economic Governance, 2011; Magistère de Droit des Activités Economiques, 2011). He has been practicing since 2014 and joined Aramis in 2016.

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Johanna Pergaud

Johanna Pergaud joined the Restructuring & Insolvency Proceedings team at Aramis in 2023.

She specialises in the treatment of distressed companies in the context of preventive and insolvency proceedings, as well as the related litigation.

Before joining Aramis, she completed internships with French and American business law firms, as well as with a firm of bankruptcy receiver.

She holds a Master 2 in Business Litigation from the University of Paris Nanterre and a Diplome Universitaire Droit des Entreprises en difficultés from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.

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Amina Kahlal

Amina provides both advisory and litigation services, in particular on IT and commercial contracts, data protection, e-commerce and regulated activities.

Before joining the firm in 2022, Amina worked in various law firms specialising in intellectual property and information technology and as an in-house counsel in the legal department of an international company. She holds a Master’s Degree in IP/IT law from the University of Aix-Marseille.

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Constance Kassab

Constance Kassab is an associate in the Real Estate Department.

She joined the firm in 2023 after having worked for two years in the real estate department of Sekri Valentin Zerrouk (SVZ) in Paris.

She is involved in real estate transactions (acquisitions and disposals of asset and shares in real estate companies), including future state of completion, leases and asset management, real estate development, construction and real estate litigation (in particular in relation to leases and construction), for all asset classes, in particular offices, hotels and warehouses.

Constance holds a Master degree in Private law from the University Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne.

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Inès Kodia

Inès Kodia joined Aramis in 2023.

Inès is specialized in dispute resolution. She assists French and international companies, as well as their managers and shareholders, before civil and commercial courts.

She holds a Master’s degree in General Private Law from the Université Panthéon-Sorbonne and a Master’s degree in Business Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (Latin America)

Before joining Aramis, she completed several internships in French and Asian law firms (Hong Kong).

Inès is fluent in French, English and Spanish.

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Gaëtan Le Page

Gaëtan Le Page is an association within the Corporate/M&A team of the firm.

He specializes in corporate law. Gaëtan is at ease working on domestic and cross-border transactions, mergers and acquisitions, including LBO, majority and minority investments and joint-ventures.

Prior to joining Aramis in 2021, he practiced in the same areas at Linklaters as well as in the area of listed debt and capital markets transactions.

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Anne-Hélène Le Trocquer

Anne-Hélène Le Trocquer is one of the four partners responsible for the Corporate/M&A practice of Aramis. Her professional practice mainly covers M&A, strategic alliances, fundraising (venture/growth capital, ICO) and restructuring. She also deals with all types of French Company law issues. Furthermore, Anne-Hélène has developed an industry-specific expertise in the field of strategic disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain/DLT and her sectoral expertise covers in particular financial services, asset management, IT & SaaS services, retail and mobility. Prior to joining Aramis, she worked in the Paris, London and New York offices of Clifford Chance where she started her career in 2003, Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker, and de Gaulle Fleurance & Associés as a partner from 2015. Professional memberships: IBA, Cercle Montesquieu and ADAN (Association pour le Développement des Actifs Numériques).

Anne-Hélène Le Trocquer has been named one of France’s Best Lawyers 2024 in the Mergers and Acquisitions Law category.

Partner

Education

French Juris Doctor (Magistère), with Certificate in Domestic and International Business law, Rennes I University (1997)

Masters of Laws in International Business legal studies (LL.M.), Exeter University, U.K. (1998)

International Business law postgraduate degree (DJCE) and Legal Management of Business Organizations postgraduate degree (DESS), Aix-Marseille III University (1999-2000)

French Barrister Certificate, Paris Bar School (2002)

Masters of Laws in Business legal studies (M&A and Contracts) (LL.M.), NYU School of Law, U.S.A. (2009)

Management Control, Finance & Accounting Analysis postgraduate degree, ESSEC (Paris Business School) (2012)

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Ananova Lohmann

Ananova joined the Public Business Law team in 2023.

She advises and litigates on public contracts and, more generally, on all matters relating to public law, for companies and public operators.

Prior to joining Aramis, she completed various internships with business law firms, including Gide, and with the Lyon Administrative Court.

Associate

Education

Ananova holds a Master 2 in Public Contracts Law from the Université Jean Moulin Lyon III.

Practice areas

Public Law

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Léa Lorentz

Léa Lorentz joined the Corporate/M&A team of Aramis in 2021 after having completed her final internship.

Léa assists our clients in their M&A and private equity transactions as well as for any specific company law issues.

Léa holds a Master’s degree in banking and financial law from the University of Strasbourg. Prior to joining Aramis, she completed internships in business law firms and in a French bank of international renown?

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Lou Mailhac

Lou has joined Aramis IT/IP team in 2023, after a first experience in a French law firm. She works in both in advisory and litigation matters in particular on IT and commercial contracts, data protection, e-commerce and regulated activities.

Before joining Aramis, Lou worked with international law firms and at an insurance brokers company.

Associate

Education

She is a graduate of the Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas (Master 2 in Intellectual Property Law) and holds a University Diploma in Common Law. She was admitted to the Paris Bar in 2021.

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Tristan Lucas

Tristan is an associate in our Intellectual Property team.

He deals with both litigation and transactional matters across the full range of Intellectual Property protections, with a specific focus on patent litigation. Qualified to practice law in Paris and New York, he works in French and English.

Prior joining Aramis in 2024, Tristan worked with IP focused teams at international law firms.

Associate

Education

University of California, Berkeley School of Law (LL.M, 2022)

Université Paris II Panthéon Assas (Master 2 en Droit de la propriété industrielle, 2020)

Member of Paris and New York’s bar

Practice areas

Intellectual Property

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Héloïse Martin

Héloïse joined Aramis’ Information Technology and Intellectual Property team in 2023.

Héloïse advises and litigates on matters relating to IT and commercial contracts, data protection, e-commerce and regulated activities.

Before joining Aramis, she worked in French and Anglo-Saxon business law firms and in a legal department in the luxury goods sector.

Héloïse holds a Master 2 in Digital Law and a Magistère in Information and Communication Technology Law from the University of Poitiers.

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Benjamin May

Benjamin May is one of the founding partners of ARAMIS. His professional practice covers regulatory work, intellectual property, information technology, e-commerce and data protection. His practice also includes commercial contracts and litigation. Benjamin has a particular focus in the field of life sciences and in the financial services sector.

He graduated from the University of Paris XI and the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP Europe). He previously worked for the law firms Gide, both in Budapest and Paris, and de Pardieu Brocas & Maffei in Paris. He speaks French and English. Benjamin teaches Information technology law at the Paris graduated school of management (ESCP-Europe) and is a frequent speaker in conferences in his areas of expertise. Professional memberships: INTA, EPLAW, ITECHLAW, APRAM, AIPPI and ADAN.

Benjamin May has been named one of France’s Best Lawyers 2024 in the Banking and Finance Law, Information Technology Law, Litigation, Outsourcing and Technology Law categories.

Partner

Education

2006: Co-founder of Aramis

2001-2005: De Pardieu Brocas Maffei (Paris)

1998-2001: Gide Loyrette Nouel (Budapest and Paris)

Graduate of the Master of Law (corporate law and tax) of the University of Paris XI (1997)

Paris Graduate School of Management (ESCP Europe, 1996)

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Raphaël Mellerio

Raphaël Mellerio is one of the four partners in charge of the corporate/mergers and acquisitions practice at Aramis. His main activities relate to mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and joint ventures. He also represents companies on a regular basis in the setting up of complex agreements in the field of franchising and industrial transactions. Finally, he deals with certain issues of economic law and international commercial law.

Raphaël Mellerio is one of the founding partners of Aramis in 2006. He formerly practiced at Clifford Chance in London and Paris, where he worked for 10 years.

Aramis’ Mergers & Acquisitions practice is recommended by Legal 500, Decideurs and Option Finance.

Raphaël Mellerio is described as “a very committed lawyer, with an excellent reputation”, “extremely reactive” and “pragmatic”, “who perfectly understands how large groups work”.

His clients praise his expertise in M&A transactions (both domestic and cross-border), his flexibility and his vision in line with their strategy as well as his technical and human leadership of their projects.

Raphaël has also been recognised for several years in Best Lawyers in France for the M&A practice.

Partner

Education

University of Paris XI, DEA in contract law – 1994
University of Edinburgh, LLM – 1993
Institut Supérieur d’Interprétation et de Traduction (Paris) – Diploma in translation and interpretation – 1992
University of Paris XI, Master of laws – 1992

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Frédéric Milcamps

Frédéric Milcamps is the partner responsible for the labour law practice of the firm. He has extensive experience assisting clients in connection with all aspects of labour law in particular with regard to workforce restructurings (including economic dismissal in the frame of social plans), mergers/acquisitions and outsourcings, as well as with the implementation of  profit sharing plans. He also has an extensive practice in relation to the hiring and termination of senior executives. Finally, Frédéric Milcamps has a daily practice of labour law litigation.

Frédéric Milcamps was admitted at the Paris Bar in 1996. He has previously worked within the labour law departments of Latham & Watkins and Davis Ward Philips & Vineberg. He cofounded the DMS law firm where he was partner from 2006 to 2011.

Frédéric MILCAMPS is member of AVOSIAL (employment lawyer association) and of IBA.

Frédéric Milcamps has been named one of France’s Best Lawyers 2024 in the Labor and Employment Law category.

Partner

Education

  • Institute of Comparative Law – 1995
  • DESS in Business Law – 1994
  • Master in Business Law – 1993

 

Practice areas

Employment law

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Vincent Pellier

Vincent Pellier is the partner in charge of the Restructuring & Insolvency department of Aramis. He is regularly involved in out of court and/or judicial treatment of distressed companies, including litigation with regards to pre-insolvency and insolvency proceedings. Prior to joining Aramis in 2017, Vincent was associate at Bredin Prat and then counsel at Willkie Farr Paris. Vincent also gained a specific experience by practicing at insolvency trustees’ offices. Vincent has published various articles in INSOL Europe, Option Finance, Stratégie Finance Droit and gives lectures on bankruptcy law related matters. Vincent is a member of the Association pour le Retournement des Entreprises (ARE) and of the Association Française des Fiduciaires (AFF).

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2007, Vincent holds a degree in business law from Université Parix IX – Dauphine (2004) and a master in advanced study from Oxford Brookes University (2002).

Vincent Pellier named one of France’s Best Lawyers 2024 in the Insolvency and Reorganization Law category

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Emeline Peltier

Emeline Peltier is a partner at Aramis, in charge of the Real Estate Department.

Emeline Peltier works on complex and high value-added real estate transactions, both in France and abroad. She advises key players in the real estate sector, in particular French and international investment funds, asset managers, hotel and nursing home operators, and users as lessees.

Emeline offers a full service real estate practice and is involved in real estate transactions (acquisitions and disposals of assets and shares in real estate companies), including future state of completion, leases and asset management, real estate development, construction and real estate litigation (in particular in relation to leases and construction), for all asset classes, in particular offices, hotels and warehouses.

Before joining Aramis in 2023, Emeline Peltier was a partner at SVZ. She had previously worked at Mayer Brown (2003-2005), Salans (now Dentons) (2005-2013) and Olswang (2013-2017).

Emeline Peltier has been named one of France’s Best Lawyers 2024 in the Real Estate Law category.

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Karine Quillet

Karine Quillet is an associate in the Real Estate Department.

She joined the firm in 2023 after having worked for 2 years in a law firm specialized in real estate law in Paris.

She is involved in real estate transactions (acquisitions and disposals of asset and shares in real estate companies), including future state of completion, leases and asset management, real estate development, construction and real estate litigation (in particular in relation to leases and construction), for all asset classes, in particular offices, hotels and warehouses.

Karine holds a Master degree in real estate law from the University Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne.

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David Roche

David is Partner in the IT/IP team of Aramis. He works in both advisory and litigation matters, in particular on information technologies and regulatory matters. Before joining Aramis in 2011 David worked with various law firms and with Arkema’s legal department. He is a postgraduate from Aix-Marseille (Master 2 in business and tax law) and Montpellier (Master 2 in contract law) Universities.

David is a member of AIJA and ADAN, and speaks French, English and Italian.

David Roche has been named one of France’s Best Lawyers 2024 in the Information Technology Law and Regulatory Practice categories.

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Salomé Saada

Salomé Saada joined the Tax team in 2020, after completing her final internship. She notably advises companies in transactional tax matters and individuals in wealth tax matters.

Salomé holds a Master degree in Tax law from the University Panthéon-Assas. Prior joining the firm Aramis, she completed internships with several business law firms as well as with companies’ tax departments.

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